Blake Shelton’s Friend Reveals What Gwen Stefani Is To Him That Miranda Lambert Wasn’t

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have one of the hottest relationships in Hollywood. The pair supports each other unconditionally, gush about each other to the media, and manage to keep any drama well away from the tabloid headlines.

Many fans have wondered why the two haven’t gotten married yet — or even engaged — considering that they have been together for a number of years now. Still, sources in a recent report have revealed that marriage is only a matter of time: Shelton is more serious about Stefani than ever.

Keep reading to learn about Blake Shelton’s previous marriage to Miranda Lambert, his relationship with Stefani, and why insiders say that a wedding is coming up.

Blake Shelton was already married when he met Miranda Lambert

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In 2005, Shelton met fellow country music superstar, Lambert, for the first time when they performed a duet for the CMT 100 Greatest Duets Concert. While Shelton later admitted that he fell in love with Lambert during that initial performance together, he was still married to his first wife, Kaynette Gern.

In short order, Shelton and Gern divorced and he started dating Lambert. They got married in 2011, in Lambert’s home state of Texas. Over the next several years, they were one of country music’s most beloved couples.

Still, rumors of infidelity dogged the pair and, in 2015, they announced that they would be divorcing. While they asked for privacy in their joint statement, fans were left wondering what exactly had gone wrong between Shelton and Lambert. It wouldn’t be long before both parties went on to find love with other people.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were close from the start

In 2014, Shelton was working as a coach in the singing competition show The Voice when he met fellow coach, Stefani, the frontwoman for the band No Doubt.

The two bonded right away and when they both announced that they would be divorcing their respective spouses, relationship rumblings began. Sources claimed that Shelton and Stefani started dating almost immediately after announcing their divorces, but they wouldn’t actually confirm their relationship until late 2015. 

In spite of their seeming differences, the pair have been together ever since, and reportedly, happier than ever. Stefani doesn’t waste an opportunity to gush over her boyfriend in public, claiming that he is an awesome partner and helps her to parent her three boys with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.

They spent a great deal of time together, both at their place in California and at Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch. It seems as though they have both finally found true love.  

What makes Blake Shelton’s relationship with Gwen Stefani different?

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Recently, People magazine profiled Stefani and Shelton, detailing their romance so far. Sources for the magazine claimed that Shelton has become a “father figure” to Stefani’s sons and that they have both found “the one” in each other. This makes Stefani an entirely different love interest for Shelton than Lambert ever was.

As to why they haven’t tied the knot yet, sources state that the holdup is due to Stefani’s Roman Catholic faith. Supposedly, Stefani is waiting for clearance from the church before having a big church ceremony with Shelton, so a wedding might not happen until later in 2020.

Still, all signs point to the likelihood that Shelton and Stefani are in it for the long haul. Unlike Shelton’s relationship with Lambert, he really had a chance to get to become friends with Stefani before things turned romantic, and for this couple, it could have made all the difference.